My mom had visited us recently. On her way here she had also paid a visit to my grandmom in Kerala. From there she brought me this beautiful nutmeg fruit to show me and for the benefit of my lovely readers. My uncle in Kerala has a few nutmeg trees in his plantation.
...to expose and release the gorgeous mace covered nut.
Can you see how perfect the cut is in the centre? as if sliced through by a knife!
Truly amazing are the works and beauty of nature!
The mace and nut is then seperately sun-dried for use.
Well do you know what we did with the fruit? Mom prepared this finger-licking, lip smacking chutney out of it!!
The winner of the Teacher's day giveaway is Kathy Persons. Congratulations! will contact you through mail.
There will be more giveaways coming soon, stay tuned.This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices- the nutmeg and the mace. The nutmeg encased in mace is within this fruit. When it is ready the fruit naturally splits perfectly in the centre, while it is yet hanging on the tree...
I have never seen a nutmeg fruit before. This is amazing. thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Lovely info thank you for sharingReplyDelete
God is great he has created so many beautiful things
Oh, fresh nutmeg! We have alot here too but have yet to see the fresh ones. haha... So hilarious! haha... Thanks for sharing and have a great day.ReplyDelete
Wow, this was fascinating. I've never seen fresh nutmeg before--is anything done with the actual fruit part? That mace is so graphically bright that it almost looks unreal... especially compared to the dry brown powder on my shelf. :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful post. I love nutmeg in both sweet and savory dishes. The mace is an astounding color.ReplyDelete
Oh my god that is SO cool! I would have never thought that occurred in nature!ReplyDelete
There are couple of nutmeg trees at my Grand parents backyard too. I've never tried making chutney with it, looking forward to the recipe.ReplyDelete
This nutmeg fruit is very neat - thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Lovely post. I ate a lot of preserved nutmeg when I was staying in Penang...really delicious. The sweet preserve is made from the outer shell of the nutmeg. I love nutmeg oil, too. It's a very good oilment for skin.ReplyDelete
Wow. I'm enthralled. I've never seen anything like it before. It looks like Spiderman's heart. That's absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
nice.. Had never seen a Nutmeg before! Only seen it being used in the spice form.. Looks similar to the butter-fruit.ReplyDelete
fascinating,i saw this for the first time in my life,because of you ,my dear ,thank you so much!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing such clear photos of the nutmeg fruit. The mace looks like hands clasping the nutmeg. Beautiful.ReplyDelete